These vibrant beetroot cracker bites bring any entertaining plate to life.
TOP them with cheese, DIP them in hummus or EAT them solo! Whichever way you choose, enjoy these delicious crispy snacks guilt-free!
We love wafer biscuits in our house; I enjoy them equally on their own or with toppings or dips. These crackers are quite different from any others I have found, however; their bright red appearance adds instant cheer to a cheese platter, and I can see they will be useful as a decorative addition to a seasonal meal in December - possibly with sprigs of fresh green herbs so they make a holly themed centerpiece for a fancy dinner party. The only downside of the biscuits was that they did not last very long because they were so nice! Luckily, there were two separate sealed packets in the box, so I opened one for review purposes and put the other one out of reach.
The crunch was the first thing we noticed - they are delightfully crisp, but once you bite into them they melt in your mouth. I opened the second packet to nibble while I was taking review notes, and put some into a tin for later. I did notice that they had lost some of their crispness by the next day, but this was quickly remedied when I put them in a single layer on a paper towel in the microwave and zapped them for a few seconds. Once they had cooled, their original crispness was fully restored.
The taste varied according to who was trying them. There were four of us when I opened the first packet; I could distinguish the slightly earthy beetroot flavour and so could my aunt; the other two, however, said they would not have known they were made from beetroot had it not been for the intense colour. But all of us enjoyed them, and found they were the perfect partner for beetroot hummus; we passed around a pot of this hummus so we could all dip our crackers, and at one stage nearly came to blows because one person was holding on to it for too long!
As there were just two of us to try the second packet, we were able to have more options. There were no surprises in finding the crackers went really well topped with thin slices of pickled beetroots and aged cheddar; as toppings these were hard to beat. We also thought they would be good as a healthier version of nachos, served with a bean and tomato sauce, but we have yet to try that because once again we had run out. I do like the idea of having the contents divided into two smaller packets as you are not left with a half empty box. Not that this particular problem is likely to arise. They are too moreish!
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